Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Henry Osborn
Principal Honours
Birth
Date 2 June 1859 Place Victoria Plains, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Parents
Son of William John, blacksmith, and Sarah Newsom
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 23 May 1888, Cossack Church, Roebourne to Ada Cave (born circa 1867), daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Reynolds
No children
Widowed 5 February 1889
Married (2) 19 December 1894, Roebourne to Elizabeth Susanna Thompson (born circa 1877), daughter of Robert and Susannah Bufton
Children: two sons and one daughter
Death
Date 22 July 1937Place Bruce Rock, Western Australia
Cemetery Bruce Rock Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated locally
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
To north-west of Western Australia circa 1884 as labourer
Blacksmith and wheelwright at Roebourne by 1888
Undertaker at Roebourne
From 1889 carrier of gold between Pilbara goldfields and Roebourne
Then publican at Roebourne, Jubilee Hotel from circa 1893 with sister Rose
To Midland Junction circa 1900 as partner in aerated waters firm
1910 with his brother took up land at Bruce Rock, farmed there for rest of his life
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Mayor of Roebourne 1895–1897
Member Midland Junction Council 1907–1912
Party
Liberal
Date Elected
11 September 1908
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1911
Electorate
Roebourne
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Roebourne 11 September 1908–31 October 1911
  • Contested Roebourne 31 October 1911
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
1917–1937 first chairman Bruce Rock Co-operative Society
Qualifications
References
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 156.
The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians pre 1829-1888, vol 3.
West Australian, 2 October 1908.
Western Australian Parliamentary Debates, Vol. 38, p. 879 and 985.
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